Measles outbreak prompts Hill hearing on falling immunization rates

February 14, 2015 5:33 AM

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Measles outbreak prompts Hill hearing on falling immunization rates

Dr. Anne Schuchat, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, prepares to testify at a Senate hearing Feb. 10 in the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington. She appeared before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee to discuss the re-emergence of vaccine-preventable diseases. (CNS photo/Jim Lo Scalzo, EPA)

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions convened Feb. 10 for a hearing on the current crisis of falling immunization rates among children in the United States in the wake of a recent measles outbreak that has, so far, affected 121 people in 17 states and the ...

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